U-Haul International emphasizes on being both physically and financially fit

PBN Healthiest Employers Awards 2022
2. U-Haul International Inc.

CEO (or equivalent): Edward J. “Joe” Shoen, Chairman and CEO
Number of employees: 14,021

EMPLOYEE HEALTH INITIATIVES created at the Arizona headquarters of truck and storage rental company U-Haul International Inc. have a wide reach, benefiting workers at the company’s 20,000-plus locations, including those in Rhode Island.

U-Haul Wellness and Recruiting Manager Monique Harty said the company’s wellness focus comes straight from CEO [Edward J. “Joe” Shoen]. The program includes five pillars: nutrition, fitness, health, mindset and financial wellness.

Highlights include companywide fitness-based challenges, reimbursement for gym membership and mindfulness apps.

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In addition, Verta, one of the company’s newest benefits, “has been a complete success and hit,” Harty said. Through it, employees can access science-based care and coaching to manage or reverse Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity.

“We’ve had so many team members use it,” Harty said. “We get photos of people every day with notes saying things like, ‘You know, I’ve never been able to fit in an airplane seat until now,’ so we’re really excited about the results.”

A Healthy Thought: ‘We show our team how much we care about them by giving them the tools and the support they need to live their best and healthiest lives. Then in turn, they treat our customers right.’
MONIQUE HARTY, U-Haul International Inc. wellness and recruiting manager